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7 Apr, 2024

Welcome to those of you who have come from the Museum of Walking mailing list. You’re now part of the walk · listen · create community and you’ll be receiving a newsletter like this, once a week either dropping in your mailbox on a Sunday evening or on a Monday morning, depending on which of us is writing it!

This week it’s me but another week, it may be one of my colleagues Geert Vermeire or Babak Fakhamzadeh. We are planning on having guest editors too but will tell you more about that in due course 

This week has been quite a topsy-turvy week for me, I fell in the street, badly grazed my shin and bruised both my left elbow and my right wrist. I was in excruciating pain overnight and went to hospital the following morning where they took x-rays. Thankfully nothing had been broken.

To be honest, I feel rather stupid as it was entirely my fault, as I wasn’t looking where I was going, and I tripped over a bollard created to keep cars away from a zebra crossing - clearly I wasn’t moving with more intention.

I’ve been reading "Walk" by Jonathon Stalls who is a guest on the Walking America event in the next couple of weeks

“I’m not interested in convincing you anything intellectually. I want you to move with more intention, openness and creativity.”

Jonathon is a real philosopher on foot, and I can’t wait to hear him in conversation with Ann de Forest, and her other guest Antonia Malchik, whom Jonathan quotes often 

walk · listen · create is all about supporting each other and offering hospitality on a walk. Besides working with community member, Ann de Forest, we are currently supporting our writers-in-residence, Shani Cadwallender and Amelia Hodsdon, who are hosting a series of conversations called ‘Finding a Place’. Please do come along to support Shani as she opens the series on Wednesday in conversation with Noreen Masud, whose  memoir 'A Flat Place' is attracting lots of favourable, plaudits 

Best!

Co-founder of walk · listen · create

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2024-04-10 18:00 · Online
The idea of ‘place’ helps us to consider our relationship to, and journey through, life’s landscapes, both literal and metaphorical. Noreen Masud author A Flat Place joins Shani Cadwallender in discussion. Keep reading
2024-04-17 20:00 · Online
Walking America is a quarterly series of conversations that brings together American writers whose books share common themes. Ann de Forest, writer and editor of the anthology Ways of Walking(New Door Books, 2022), hosts and moderates the lively exchange with Antonia Malchik and Jonathon Stalls. Keep reading
2024-04-23 18:00 · Online
We are delighted to have William Sharpe join us as our Café guest. This time last year, his book on The Art of Walking: a history in 100 images was published to wide acclaim. So how did he come to choose which images best represented the art of walking, and what did he choose to leave out, and why? Keep reading

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Upcoming events

2024-04-10 13:30 · The Phoenix Garden, 21 Stacey St, London WC2H 8DG, UK
Join Urszula Caroto (LinkedIn) for a 1-hour in-person Street Wisdom Walkshop in London, UK on 10th April 2024, meeting by the open gate to The Phoenix Garden, 4 min... Keep reading
2024-04-10 18:00 · Online
The idea of ‘place’ helps us to consider our relationship to, and journey through, life’s landscapes, both literal and metaphorical. Noreen Masud author A Flat Plac... Keep reading
2024-04-10 13:30 · The Phoenix Garden, 21 Stacey St, London WC2H 8DG, UK
Join Urszula Caroto (LinkedIn) for a 1 hour 45 minute in-person Street Wisdom Walkshop in London, UK on 10th April 2024, meeting by the open gate to The Phoenix Gar... Keep reading
2024-04-13 06:00 · Online
The AWA Easter Retreat was at Johanna Manor, a property co-owned by Amy Tsilemanis and Julian Potter in the Otways, on Gadubanud Country, Victoria. Twelve of us spe... Keep reading
2024-04-13 11:00 · 328 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Join Skye Bennett for a 2.5 hour in-person Street Wisdom WalkShop meeting at State Library of Victoria Forecourt (meeting point next to the giant chess board), 328 ... Keep reading

From our network

La Mama Moves Festival Presents “Listen to Your Mother” (World Premiere) by Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama May 16th -19th, 2024 @ La Mama, NYC Director & Choreographer: ... Keep reading
Day 281 - Confusion and 2.2 km drawing. Keep reading
This Thursday, April 11, I’ll be giving an online talk to the Landscape Research Group Coffee Sessions (https://landscaperesearch.org/events/). Details Below:Thursd... Keep reading
Day 279 - Surrounded and 2.4 km drawing.Tradition and 4.4 km drawing. Keep reading
   Day 278 - Art, Culture and Manzanita with Arbutus menziesii and 6.4 km drawing. Keep reading
Dear friends, loiterers and random Spring bloomers It’s First Sunday, This Sunday and time for a colourful wander…. Meet 2pm outside Manchester Art Gallery on Mos... Keep reading

Stuff we found

Walking a 26-mile stretch from Hertfordshire, our writer witnesses how a neglected artery of the city has been transformed into a recreational and cultural hub Sour... Keep reading
Source: Walkscapes | University of Groningen Summer Schools | University of Groningen Keep reading
Now that spring is here, no matter how committed you are to cars, it’s hard to resist an occasional mosey or stroll. Source: 14 Wonderful Old Words for Walking We S... Keep reading

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